Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks NHL Picks & Predictions 12/27/2018
Thursday, December 27, 2018
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The Anaheim Ducks travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, December 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Ducks at +150 and the Sharks at -180.
Anaheim has a record of 19-14-5 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have scored 95 goals and given up 109 goals for a point differential of -14. For the season they have an ATS record of 19-19-0 and an over/under record of 13-23-0. San Jose has a record of 19-12-7 this year. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 124 goals and surrendered 115 for a goal differential of +9. Their record against the spread is 19-18-0 while their over/under record is 21-16-0.
Valuable Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 19-19-0 straight up this year
The Anaheim Ducks are 13-23-0 against the over/under this season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 19-18-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 21-16-0 against the over/under this season
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
12/12/18 C Rickard Rakell Ankle is out indefinitely
12/12/18 GO Ryan Miller MCL is out indefinitely
11/15/18 D Cam Fowler Facial is out indefinitely
10/01/18 D Korbinian Holzer Wrist is out indefinitely
10/01/18 RW Patrick Eaves Shoulder is out indefinitely
09/26/18 RW Corey Perry Knee is out indefinitely
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
12/23/18 D Erik Karlsson Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 12/29 vs Edmonton)
John Gibson has 15 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Ducks. He has 991 shots against him and he's given up 73 goals. He's made 918 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Ryan Getzlaf has accumulated 29 total points this season for the Ducks. He has 9 goals this year with 72 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 19.9 minutes played per game. Brandon Montour averages 23.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 5 goals on 74 shots. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 19 points on the season.
Brent Burns has scored 35 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 4 goals this season with 125 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 3%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 23.8 minutes played per game. Martin Jones has 14 wins and 8 losses this year in goal for the Sharks. He has 739 shots against him and he's surrendered 75 goals. He's made 664 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Logan Couture averages 18.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 13 goals on 98 shots. He has 23 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks have allowed 136 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79% this year. That is 18th in the NHL. They average 27 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.22% for the season. They allow 35 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is ranked 1st in the league. The Ducks have 43 total points this season, ranking 14th in the NHL in offense. They are 28th in the league with 95 goals while they've given up 109 goals, which is 18th overall. They have had 105 power play opportunities and scored 15 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. That is 27th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Sharks are 7th with 124 goals scored while they are 11th in the NHL with 115 goals allowed this year. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.35%. They give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 26th place in the league. The Sharks have a total of 45 points this year, which is 9th in the NHL. They have 27 power play goals on 113 opportunities for a percentage of 24%. That ranks their power play unit 6th. They've allowed 103 power play opportunities and have given up 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, which is 3rd overall.
Anaheim is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 45.1%, as they've attempted 1,979 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,410 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 44.5% as they have 1,477 attempts while they have given up 1,842 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 30th in the league. The Ducks start possessions in the offensive zone 48.2% of the time, which is 24th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.8% for the season. That is 9th overall in the NHL. They have 1,179 face-off wins compared to 1,083 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.1%. That ranks them 4th in the league. On defense Anaheim has 852 hits and they have blocked 568 shots from the opposition, putting them 4th overall.
The Sharks are 4th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 55% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 45% for the season, which is 28th in the NHL. They have 1,144 face-off wins compared to 1,130 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 15th in the league. On defense San Jose has 672 hits and they have blocked 504 shots from the opposition, which is 21st in the league. San Jose is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 55.6% as they've attempted 2,510 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,001 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 55.6% ranks 2nd as they have 1,874 attempts while they have given up 1,497 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Ducks/Sharks NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim +150
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim +150
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